I started this blog because I love to take motorcycle trips both local and around the country. And I love finding that roadside attraction or quaint town and of course the best places to eat. So I'd like to share my adventures with friends old and new. And I would like to hear about yours. Feel free to share. What's the nicest ride you've ever taken? The most scenic ride? The longest ride? Rallies you've been to with thousands or a solo ride? The town you fell in love with? The food that you'd go back for? Talk about the motorcycle shops along the way. We all love a warm friendly face. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so use them to help others share your experience.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

 Sunday was another day that we were looking forward to. It was the day of the Biker Rodeo. Now I've been to many rallies and biker get-togethers where they have games and biker activities but I've never been to and actual biker rodeo held at a fairgrounds.

So we started the day with coffee and doughnuts downtown and then took a quick ride up the hill just outside of town for a view of Red Lodge from above.
Then on our way back through town we checked out the bike wash. Remember, a clean bike is a happy bike !!

After figuring that we'd killed enough time, it was out to the fairgrounds for the rodeo.
The Red Lodge/Beartooth Rally is sponsored by Bone Daddy's Custom Cycles so of course Bone Daddy made an appearance. It was a beautiful day and the temps were great.
 From the women's slow race to
 riding the bike down the lane, stopping, getting off the bike to chug a beer (non-alcoholic) of course then being the first back to the other end to
 riding an obstacle course with your passenger picking up golf balls from the cones then replacing them on the return trip to
 racing down the field and having your passenger jump off to search for potatoes that are hidden in the hay then get back to the starting line

it was an absolutely great time and what a hoot we had !!
Luckily, the clouds held off until the rodeo was over and we headed back to camp.
We had met the people in the camper next to ours the day before but got to talking a little more today. That's Paul, Kim and Taz. Paul was going out to one of the bars a few miles down the road because he wanted to enter his bike in the show. So we decided that we'd meet them there and grab some dinner.

Unfortunately, when I got to the bar I had a little electrical problem with the trike but we quickly found a wire that had burnt on the engine so I thought it best to just get back to camp and not be out riding around. Paul and Kim decided not to eat at the bar because they wanted to meet with us for dinner so we planned to get together at Pisano's Pizza a little later. That, my friends, is a story in itself. we were joined by Pam and Will, who are friends of Paul and Kim. We did have a good old time and then again back to camp for some nice conversation and a couple of adult beverages before calling it a night. We told our new friends about our plans to go to Butte for the state rally and they told us that perhaps they'd work something out to get out there too.

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